Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Technician Inpatient in Wailuku, Hawaii

Performs variety of technical and clerical duties. Fills, packages and provides medication. Restocks to fixed levels and compounds or repackages following established policies, practices, procedures or specific instructions and within Federal and State statutes and regulations.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Greets patients, members and other health care personnel in caring, helpful manner and initiates service transactions using proper forms and process.

  • Refers all inquiries or issues regarding patient-care/consultation to pharmacist.

  • Enters data into computer for profiles, labels, admissions, transfers, discharges, issues and reports medication lists.

  • Processes Physician Medication Orders. Receives order sheet. Fills as written. Initiates clarification of order as needed. Reviews and updates patient profile for additions, deletions, changes and filing. Presents completed product to pharmacist for checking.

  • As trained or qualified, Prepares adequate supply of medication for unit dose distribution.

  • Using sterile technique, adds correct amount of IV medication to piggyback bags. Batches and controls medication for future reference if needed. Ensures correct diluent and solution used for each different medication distributed. Prepares hyper alimentation for hospital and home care patients according to written MD orders.

  • Processes Clinic and Hospital Drug Requisitions. Receives, fills drug and medical supply requests. Checks stock levels per schedule. Removes outdated goods and replenishes to fixed levels.

  • Fills and updates unit dose cassettes per determined supply.

  • Picks-up and delivers medications and supplies to designated areas or persons per schedule (e.g. unit dose exchange, control substance, floor stock).

  • Routinely inventories and restocks pharmacy supplies and drugs including checking levels, unit dosage, removing expired medication, stocking shelves, typing labels, logging records, etc. Maintains records as required by department.

  • Orders, receives, stores, returns, credits, and discards drugs and supplies.

  • Weighs, measures, and compounds pharmaceuticals such as disinfectants, irrigating solutions, antiseptics, creams, ointments, solutions, etc.

  • Accepts responsibility for resolving immediate problems and accomplishing assigned tasks and reporting irregularities.

  • Inspects and maintains work area and equipment in organized, clean, safe, and efficient working condition.

  • Observes and complies with department's policies and procedures and organization's house rules such as, but not limited to safety, attendance, proper attire, and continuing education.

  • Coordinates and answers incoming phone calls. Handles or directs call to appropriate individuals.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum two (2) years (4,160 hours) of experience in pharmacy technician experience including one (1) year in a hospital setting.


  • High school diploma or equivalent related experience.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to safely handle and/or prepare compounds such as chemotherapeutic agents, biologicals or other

medications. Experience with bulk materials, cataloging and pharmaceuticals. Training and knowledge with IV's.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in adaptability customer service, oral communication, multi-tasking, teamwork, and written communication.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in word processing, spreadsheet, and database PC applications.

  • Talking to co-workers, customers, outside vendors, and on the telephone.

  • Reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English.

  • Training/giving and receiving instructions.

  • Mathematical ability, attention to detail (e.g. organization, prioritization, proofing), concentration, and alertness.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of Pharmacy technician training program.

  • Post high school coursework training.


TITLE: Pharmacy Technician Inpatient

LOCATION: Wailuku, Hawaii


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.